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Old 12-17-2007, 04:14 PM
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Re: Abstract Fun

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Not so much abstract as downright surreal methinks
So with that thought, how could I not have a try at it.

For the colour used a gradient map and set blend mode to colour.

Thank the lord it hasn't turned out looking like a frog eh Palms?


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Not a frog look alike but maybe the devil

did you have fun with the action though ?

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Old 12-17-2007, 04:24 PM
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Re: Abstract Fun

I couldn't download the action so followed the tute then just a little twiddle here and there.

But enjoyed anyway. Try messing with blend modes on the dupe layer - exclusion seems to give a little more detail, well to my eye anyhow.

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Old 12-19-2007, 04:12 PM
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Re: Abstract Fun

Thanks for the Email Palms.
Certainly takes some of the thinking out of this.
Just could not help tweaking though.
Used Vivida plug-in to boost the colours.
Added an emboss layer - Yes Redfields again.
Then an Invert AL set blend to Luminosity. and this came out.

BTW started with a message saying "Hi Palms", and the next bit was a scrawled Palm tree on an island.

Merry Abstract Christmas to ALL

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Old 12-20-2007, 03:49 AM
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Re: Abstract Fun

Very nice Peter Its great hearing and seeing all the tweeks that people use,
I still think this is a great action/tut I might have to make one for a new avatar next year ! ! !

and just in case anyone was curious here is my name

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Old 12-20-2007, 04:56 PM
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Re: Abstract Fun

I'm sorry I had to do this. it was too tempting.

Instead of starting with a blank layer, I used a picture. Sorry Swampy I borrowed one of yours posted here :-
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...formation.html
(Now before you check out the original, have a go at guessing what it was.)

Then I did almost followed the tute, But only one Radial blur, then the Distort wave bit (tweaked), Duped, flipped and blend mode changed.
I also messed with the colours to boost them a touch. A few other thing as well, but I was trying so many things and blend modes I can't remember it all.

Any how it came out looking like an extreme close-up of a giants head to me.

I'd love to see some other goes at this sort of thing.
I was going to start a new thread for it, but it was Palms's find so I posted here.

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Old 12-21-2007, 02:57 AM
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Re: Abstract Fun

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I'm sorry I had to do this. it was too tempting.

Instead of starting with a blank layer, I used a picture. Sorry Swampy I borrowed one of yours posted here :-
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...formation.html
(Now before you check out the original, have a go at guessing what it was.)

Then I did almost followed the tute, But only one Radial blur, then the Distort wave bit (tweaked), Duped, flipped and blend mode changed.
I also messed with the colours to boost them a touch. A few other thing as well, but I was trying so many things and blend modes I can't remember it all.

Any how it came out looking like an extreme close-up of a giants head to me.

I'd love to see some other goes at this sort of thing.
I was going to start a new thread for it, but it was Palms's find so I posted here.

Peter
Wow Peter that is super, can you also see a person standing ? quite surreal ( think of the dark bit in the middle as a body etc)

Will have to try a picture not thought of that one and no I can't guess what it could be ! ! !

By all means start another thread and repost this it will be very interesting to see other ones

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Re: Abstract Fun

Had a try today, looks really odd, huh?
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That's wonderful, Peter. If you borrowed one of my pics, I sure didn't recognize it. LOL
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:09 PM
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Re: Abstract Fun

Amica looks cool to me,
Think i have worked out which photo you used Peter would it have a large rock in it ?

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Old 12-21-2007, 05:17 PM
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Amica looks cool to me,
Think i have worked out which photo you used Peter would it have a large rock in it ?

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Did you cheat and follow the Link?
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